Hitchcock, Fellini and Johan van der Keuken at the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris

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Teaching on Hitchcock, Fellini and Johan van der Keuken as invited professor of the Department of History and Theory of the Arts at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. 

Camera Consciousness - New Outlooks on the Presence of Film

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On November 26 and 27, in Stockholm, the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) will organize a two-day seminar exploring the concept of “camera consciousness.” 

The camera has become a natural part of our everyday lives, deeply influencing our understanding and interpretation of what we come to experience as “reality.” How does this affect the ways in which we tell stories? What consequences does this have for the film medium itself? These central questions will be highlighted through aesthetic, philosophical as well as practical perspectives.The programme includes international and Swedish guests who will engage participants in their questioning through a series of lectures, workshops and artistic performances.

Professor Patricia Pisters, from University of Amsterdam, will act as keynote speaker and deliver a lecture entitled “From Peeping Toms to Sensing Alices,” centering around her exploration of the concept “camera consciousness.”Other attendants will be: Mia Engberg, Michel Wenzer, Joachim Trier, Linn Hilda Lamberg, Marius Dybwad Brandrud, Aida Cheherhgosha, Ninja Thyberg, Linda Sternö, Klara Björk, Maaret Koskinen, Ingrid Ryberg, Kalle Boman, Per Eriksson, Tove Torbiörnsson, Maja Borg, Annika Wik and there will be art works by Jonas Dahlberg, Victoria Skogsberg, Roxy Farhat and Kakan Hermansson. For more information, please visit www.sfi.se/filmrummet (in Swedish). 

Marina Abramovic Institute

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A fascinating new project by Marina Abramovic asking for participation. See for more information about the Marina Abramovic Institute here.

Glass of the Microscope

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Beautiful enigmatic new video of Yeasayer's Glass of the Microscope. Watch the clip and read the interview with director Ruben van Leer in Wired magazine here.

Digital Cinema as World Memory

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See here a response from Yuk Hui during the masterclass at Leuphana University.

Cinema and Extended Consciousness

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E-cinema presents: 'Cinema as Mind'. Back to the sixites in an evening on cinema and/as extended mind. With films by Stan van der Beek and Harry Smith, a 3-D experience by Simon Pummell and a dutch documentary De Ingreep (The Operation) by Louis van Gasteren about Provo Bart Huges who found trepanation as the way to an expanded consciousness. Curated by Flora Lysen. With Simon Pummell and Patricia Pisters. See the website of EYE for more information and the E-cinema blog for extra documentation.